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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will hang a picture or mirror level with two fasteners.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
   - this is for frames with two mounting points

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following with pictures (or a video < 2 mins long):
   - before, during, and after of hanging a picture or mirror level with two fasteners
   - Show how it is actually level
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I hung a mirror in my daughters room that used two mounting points. To help hang pictures easily, I have a picture hanging tool that is made from a paint stir stick, an old handle, and a screw. you hook the picture on the screw, line it up where ever you want it, the push it up against the wall, where it leaves a mark for the fastener.
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The tools and hangers used.
The tools and hangers used.
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The two hooks on the back of the mirror.
The two hooks on the back of the mirror.
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Lining up the second fastner using the picture hanging tool.
Lining up the second fastner using the picture hanging tool.
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Both fastners on the wall.
Both fastners on the wall.
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The mirror hung and level.
The mirror hung and level.
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I didn't have a picture or mirror that needed hung, but I did have this.
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Blank wall
Blank wall
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Measuring
Measuring
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Screws in wall
Screws in wall
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Leveling
Leveling
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Mounted white board
Mounted white board
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David Huang approved this submission.
Note: I hearby certify this complete.

 
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Also not a picture, but a sword mount with two hanging points. Difficult to get a picture while I was measuring and marking with the level, so my in progress picture is of one of the anchors. Even centred it with the window frame.
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tools and materials
tools and materials
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one anchor put in
one anchor put in
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it's level!
it's level!
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finished
finished
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Christine Circe flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
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Note: no photo of both (2)anchors and object is not picture or mirror

 
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I took another picture with both anchors in, but I don't want to submit another edge case if it absolutely must be a picture or mirror. I was just assuming since the post above mine was neither a picture or mirror, but got approved. Could someone weigh in on whether my sword mount counts for this BB?
 
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Cam Lee wrote:I took another picture with both anchors in, but I don't want to submit another edge case if it absolutely must be a picture or mirror. I was just assuming since the post above mine was neither a picture or mirror, but got approved. Could someone weigh in on whether my sword mount counts for this BB?



There was more than the usual staff discussion on your submission. Asking for feedback is totally reasonable.

There were three aspects that made it challenging.

1. It was not a mirror or picture frame.
2. You couldn't see the two anchors in.
3. It was agreed that it was not actually level. Note that the lines on either side of the bubble are there to help the eye see the actual center, where the bubble should be. It's not level merely by being between the two lines. The photograph must allow us to see this clearly.

Your submission also led to clarification of the requirements.

I would post a more traditional framed object for the purpose of this BB.
 
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I'm not usually a fan of the more abstract art pieces. But my wife found this picture and asked me to hang it above her computer table. So I did.

(Attachments to come later)
HangPictureBefore.jpg
The picture siiting on the table below the wall where it will be hung
The picture siiting on the table below the wall where it will be hung
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One of the screws driven into the wall
One of the screws driven into the wall
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Proof that the pictures hangs level
Proof that the pictures hangs level
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All done
All done
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May Lotito approved this submission.

 
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This picture was hung up at a school. I forgot to take shots of some of the tools used, but they included tape measure, hammer drill, screwdriver, and pencil.
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wall waiting for a picture to be hung
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picture to be hung
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Two screws in a block wall with a line drawn between them
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Picture hung on a block wall
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Level bubble indicating that picture is level
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Jeremy VanGelder approved this submission.
Note: Good job!

 
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I measured from the ceiling and taped where the fasteners should go.  Put them in the wall.  Hung the picture and made sure it was level.
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Tools used
Tools used
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Measuring where the fasteners should be
Measuring where the fasteners should be
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The fasteners are in
The fasteners are in
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Closeup of level
Closeup of level
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Showing the picture is level
Showing the picture is level
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Jeremy VanGelder approved this submission.
Note: Very cool!

 
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